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Making Cowboy Coding Work
Cowboy Coding means assigning a task to a programmer and let him analyze, design and code it the way he wants. The programmer is usually alone and has little communication with rest of the team. So if you are coding this way, this means you have a team of independent programmers. And this is usually referenced as a bad practice of software development because it looks like you have no methodology and no control over what is being developed. And if you have inexperienced programmers, it is mostly likely that some parts of the code will fail. It is also expected that you will have difficulties in controlling and frequently releasing your code as Agile Methodology dictates.All true and I cannot agree more. But this needs to be discussed, and I think this is still an option in case you have a good team.
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